Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey

Turkish Airlines is the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, headquartered in the Turkish Airlines General Management Building on the grounds of Atatürk Airport in Yeşilköy, Bakırköy, Istanbul. It operates scheduled services to 146 international and 41 domestic cities , serving a total of 187 airports, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Wikipedia.

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The International Media Forum, organized as part of the 'Turkey - Discover the Potential' (TDP) publicity campaign, has begun in Antalya with the participation of 142 journalists from 50 countries. Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avci, TIM President Buyukeksi, and Turkish Airlines CEO İlker Ayci were among the notable guests of the Forum, where they answered questions from international journalists. The International Media Forum, realized under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Turkish Exporter's Assembly (TIM), and with the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines, Maxx Royal, IHKIB and Borsa Istanbul, was organized by the Switzerland-based international media group Global Connection Media SA (GC). As part of the Forum - an event bringing together the world's media with the highest level of participation - topics such as Turkey's economy, its tourism and trade potential as well as culture and media in general will be discussed. Minister of Culture and Tourism Nabi Avci, who gave a speech at the opening session of the Forum - hosted by Maxx Royal Resort, the popular vacation destination in Antalya-Belek - stressed the need to discover Turkey's tourism potential. A first for Turkey, the Forum is a platform where Turkey's leading representatives and foreign journalists can meet one on one, through interviews and round-table meetings. The Forum, which began with the opening address of Global Connection CEO Jacques Pasche, was also attended by the President of the Turkish Exporter's Assembly Mehmet Buyukeksi, President of Borsa Istanbul Himmet Karadag, Turkish Airlines CEO llker Ayci, President of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey Arda Ermut, and President of the Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB) Hikmet Tanrıverdi. The International Media Forum, organized as part of Global Connection's TDP promotional campaign, following the communication efforts conducted in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, UAE, United Kingdom and USA, became a platform both for the promotion of the Turkish economy and for discussion relating to new approaches in media. In 2016, GC had organized the Turkey-Russia Media Forum in Antalya, to improve Turkish-Russian relations. This Forum, which was attended by many high-level Russian and Turkish journalists, became the most important civil initiative between the two countries. The Turkey-Russia Media Forum and the International Media Forum will be annual events.


Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı, TIM President Büyükekşi, and Turkish Airlines CEO İlker Aycı were among the notable guests of the Forum, where they answered questions from international journalists. The International Media Forum, realized under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Turkish Exporter's Assembly (TIM), and with the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines, Maxx Royal, IHKIB and Borsa Istanbul, was organized by the Switzerland-based international media group Global Connection Media SA (GC). As part of the Forum - an event bringing together the world's media with the highest level of participation - topics such as Turkey's economy, its tourism and trade potential as well as culture and media in general will be discussed. Minister of Culture and Tourism Nabi Avcı, who gave a speech at the opening session of the Forum - hosted by Maxx Royal Resort, the popular vacation destination in Antalya-Belek - stressed the need to discover Turkey's tourism potential. A first for Turkey, the Forum is a platform where Turkey's leading representatives and foreign journalists can meet one on one, through interviews and round-table meetings. The Forum, which began with the opening address of Global Connection CEO Jacques Pasche, was also attended by the President of the Turkish Exporter's Assembly Mehmet Büyükekşi, President of Borsa Istanbul Himmet Karadağ, Turkish Airlines CEO İlker Aycı, President of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey Arda Ermut, and President of the Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB) Hikmet Tanrıverdi. The International Media Forum, organized as part of Global Connection's TDP promotional campaign, following the communication efforts conducted in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, UAE, United Kingdom and USA, became a platform both for the promotion of the Turkish economy and for discussion relating to new approaches in media. In 2016, GC had organized the Turkey-Russia Media Forum in Antalya, to improve Turkish-Russian relations. This Forum, which was attended by many high-level Russian and Turkish journalists, became the most important civil initiative between the two countries. The Turkey-Russia Media Forum and the International Media Forum will be annual events.


Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek, Culture and Tourism Minister Nabi Avcı, TIM President Büyükekşi, and Turkish Airlines CEO İlker Aycı were among the notable guests of the Forum, where they answered questions from international journalists. The International Media Forum, realized under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Turkish Exporter's Assembly (TIM), and with the sponsorship of Turkish Airlines, Maxx Royal, IHKIB and Borsa Istanbul, was organized by the Switzerland-based international media group Global Connection Media SA (GC). As part of the Forum - an event bringing together the world's media with the highest level of participation - topics such as Turkey's economy, its tourism and trade potential as well as culture and media in general will be discussed. Minister of Culture and Tourism Nabi Avcı, who gave a speech at the opening session of the Forum - hosted by Maxx Royal Resort, the popular vacation destination in Antalya-Belek - stressed the need to discover Turkey's tourism potential. A first for Turkey, the Forum is a platform where Turkey's leading representatives and foreign journalists can meet one on one, through interviews and round-table meetings. The Forum, which began with the opening address of Global Connection CEO Jacques Pasche, was also attended by the President of the Turkish Exporter's Assembly Mehmet Büyükekşi, President of Borsa Istanbul Himmet Karadağ, Turkish Airlines CEO İlker Aycı, President of the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey Arda Ermut, and President of the Istanbul Apparel Exporters' Association (IHKIB) Hikmet Tanrıverdi. The International Media Forum, organized as part of Global Connection's TDP promotional campaign, following the communication efforts conducted in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, UAE, United Kingdom and USA, became a platform both for the promotion of the Turkish economy and for discussion relating to new approaches in media. In 2016, GC had organized the Turkey-Russia Media Forum in Antalya, to improve Turkish-Russian relations. This Forum, which was attended by many high-level Russian and Turkish journalists, became the most important civil initiative between the two countries. The Turkey-Russia Media Forum and the International Media Forum will be annual events.


News Article | May 15, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

To meet the airport's first-phase opening in early 2018, Ghafari is working on a fast-track basis, applying an integrated planning methodology and advanced technologies. Each building will be tied together through common architectural identities and materials to create a unified campus. Each structure will be developed as modernized and streamlined airline operational centers that accommodate the central hub's future expansion and sustainability requirements. Applying best practices from previous international airport operations programs, Ghafari's design will foster an efficient flow of personnel, materials, and equipment across each facility. Among many of the project's challenges are the region's seismic conditions. "This major capital investment will not only expand and improve Turkish Airlines' long-term operations, but will also place Istanbul's new airport among the world's most vibrant mega hubs," says Ali Solaksubaşı, Ghafari's President of Chicago Office and International Operations. "We are excited to help set a new standard in world-class aviation facilities." The airport will provide nearly 100 airline companies opportunities for flights to more than 350 destinations. The new airport's first phase of operations will accommodate 90 million travelers, growing to more than 150 million in annual passenger volume upon completion. The new airport will be the world's largest airport built from the ground up. "The team we assembled brings the best practices in aviation facility design," states Mr. Bayram Temel, Constuction & Property Manager at Turkish Airlines. "Istanbul's newest airport will meet the region's higher traveler volume as a destination of choice for those traveling between the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Ghafari brings the perspective of their many international carrier clients and airports, and the passengers they serve. This viewpoint is critical to developing the best-in-class facilities this project demands." About Ghafari Ghafari is a full-service global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm.  With 14 offices across the globe, the firm supports clients in sectors such as aviation, corporate / commercial, education, government and institutional, healthcare and industrial / manufacturing. Ranked number 21 in the aviation sector by Engineering News-Record, Ghafari has proven to be an industry leader. More information on Ghafari and its services can be found on www.ghafari.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ghafari-to-design-turkish-airlines-critical-facilities-at-new-istanbul-airport-300456978.html


News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

The national flag carrier has now started to offer laptops for its business class passengers of U.S. bound flights as from today. It will also launch the same practice for its U.K. bound business class passengers By this new service, those passengers will be able to uninterruptedly be taken up with their personal things to do on their laptops above the clouds, while they can experience the Planet, seamless in-flight entertainment system of Turkish Airlines, on the other side. Within the context of this new practice, those passengers who deliver their personal laptops to the authorized TK staff before their flight, can request a laptop from the cabin crew in order to follow their business or personal processes on-board during the flight. Those laptops, that have the feature of being a tablet after being folded and as well as a touchscreen property, will be offered through a high security system which protect the personal information/works of the passengers by automatically and permanently deleting them all from the system when the notebook computer having shut down. However, if those passengers who wish to make a copy from those personal works to an USB memory stick, can easily do that. Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 337 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 299 destinations worldwide with 250 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as "Europe's Best Airline" for the sixth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 and also in 2014 the world's "Best Business Catering Service", and "Best Business Class Lounge Dining", "Best Business Airline Lounge" awards in last year's survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world's "Best Business Class Dining Lounge" and "Best Business Class On-Board Catering" prizes in this year's survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website http://www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram.


News Article | May 12, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intrepid Aviation announced today the hand over of an A330-300 aircraft on long-term lease to Turkish Airlines – this marks the seventh and final Rolls-Royce powered A330 to be delivered under its agreement with the Istanbul based flag carrier. “We are pleased to successfully conclude this program and look forward to a long partnership with Turkish Airlines,” commented Doug Winter, Intrepid’s President & Chief Commercial Officer. Intrepid Aviation is a privately held commercial aircraft lessor. Intrepid and its team of experienced professionals invest in and manage a fleet of modern, in demand commercial jet aircraft on long-term lease to airline customers worldwide. Intrepid is headquartered in Stamford with offices in Dublin and Singapore. Reservoir Capital Group LLC. was established in 1998 as a privately held investment firm with a flexible, opportunistic investment approach and has approximately $7 billion in assets under management. Centerbridge Partners, LP is a private investment firm headquartered in New York City with approximately $25 billion in capital under management. For more information on Intrepid Aviation, www.intrepidaviation.com


News Article | May 10, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

The national flag carrier has now started to offer laptops for its business class passengers of U.S. bound flights as from today. It will also launch the same practice for its U.K. bound business class passengers By this new service, those passengers will be able to uninterruptedly be taken up with their personal things to do on their laptops above the clouds, while they can experience the Planet, seamless in-flight entertainment system of Turkish Airlines, on the other side. Within the context of this new practice, those passengers who deliver their personal laptops to the authorized TK staff before their flight, can request a laptop from the cabin crew in order to follow their business or personal processes on-board during the flight. Those laptops, that have the feature of being a tablet after being folded and as well as a touchscreen property, will be offered through a high security system which protect the personal information/works of the passengers by automatically and permanently deleting them all from the system when the notebook computer having shut down. However, if those passengers who wish to make a copy from those personal works to an USB memory stick, can easily do that. Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 337 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 299 destinations worldwide with 250 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as "Europe's Best Airline" for the sixth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 and also in 2014 the world's "Best Business Catering Service", and "Best Business Class Lounge Dining", "Best Business Airline Lounge" awards in last year's survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world's "Best Business Class Dining Lounge" and "Best Business Class On-Board Catering" prizes in this year's survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website http://www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram.


Das Star-Alliance-Mitglied Turkish Airlines wurde 1933 mit einer Flotte von fünf Flugzeugen gegründet und ist heute eine 4-Sterne-Fluglinie mit einer Flotte von 337 Flugzeugen (Passagier- und Frachtmaschinen), die 299 Zielorte weltweit anfliegen, 49 davon im Inland. In der Skytrax-Umfrage von 2016 erhielt Turkish Airlines zum sechsten Mal in Folge den Titel "Europe's Best Airline" und zum achten Mal in Folge den Titel "Best Airline in Southern Europe". 2010 hatte Turkish Airlines den weltweiten Titel "Best Economy Catering Service", 2013 und 2014 den weltweiten Titel "Best Business Catering Service" und in der letztjährigen Umfrage die Titel "Best Business Class Lounge Dining" und "Best Business Airline Lounge" erhalten und wurde auch in diesem Jahr wieder für die "Beste Business Class Dining Lounge" und das "Beste Business Class On-Board Catering" weltweit ausgezeichnet. Weitere Informationen über Turkish Airlines finden Sie auf der offiziellen Website http://www.turkishairlines.com oder den Social-Media-Konten auf Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin und Instagram.


Établie en 1933 et dotée à l'époque d'une flotte de cinq avions, la compagnie aérienne Turkish Airlines, membre éminent de Star Alliance et compagnie 4 étoiles, compte aujourd'hui 337 avions (passagers et cargo) desservant 299 destinations dans le monde entier, dont 250 vols internationaux et 49 vols nationaux. Selon l'enquête Skytrax 2016, Turkish Airlines a été nommée « Meilleure compagnie aérienne d'Europe » pour la sixième année consécutive, et « Meilleure compagnie aérienne d'Europe du Sud » pour la huitième année consécutive. Turkish Airlines est lauréate du titre mondial « Meilleur service de restauration en classe Économie » en 2010, du titre mondial « Meilleur service de restauration en classe Affaires » en 2013 et 2014, et des titres « Meilleur service de restauration dans un salon de classe Affaires d'une compagnie aérienne » et « Meilleur salon de classe Affaires d'une compagnie aérienne » selon l'enquête de l'année dernière. Turkish Airlines a de nouveau remporté les titres mondiaux « Meilleur service de restauration dans un salon de classe Affaires d'une compagnie aérienne » et « Meilleur service de restauration en classe Affaires » cette année. De plus amples informations concernant Turkish Airlines sont disponibles sur son site Web officiel http://www.turkishairlines.com ou ses comptes de réseaux sociaux sur Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin et Instagram.


The global carrier launches its newest laptop offering on-board for the business class passengers of these flights. The national flag carrier has now started to offer laptops for its business class passengers of U.S. bound flights as from today. It will also launch the same practice for its U.K. bound business class passengers By this new service, those passengers will be able to uninterruptedly be taken up with their personal things to do on their laptops above the clouds, while they can experience the Planet, seamless in-flight entertainment system of Turkish Airlines, on the other side. Within the context of this new practice, those passengers who deliver their personal laptops to the authorized TK staff before their flight, can request a laptop from the cabin crew in order to follow their business or personal processes on-board during the flight. Those laptops, that have the feature of being a tablet after being folded and as well as a touchscreen property, will be offered through a high security system which protect the personal information/works of the passengers by automatically and permanently deleting them all from the system when the notebook computer having shut down. However, if those passengers who wish to make a copy from those personal works to an USB memory stick, can easily do that. Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 337 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 299 destinations worldwide with 250 international and 49 domestic. According to the 2016 Skytrax survey, Turkish Airlines was chosen as "Europe's Best Airline" for the sixth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the eighth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 and also in 2014 the world's "Best Business Catering Service", and "Best Business Class Lounge Dining", "Best Business Airline Lounge" awards in last year's survey, Turkish Airlines was awarded again the world's "Best Business Class Dining Lounge" and "Best Business Class On-Board Catering" prizes in this year's survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website http://www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linkedin, and Instagram.

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